The Factors That Affect The Energy Efficiency of Metal Roofing.
Metal roofing can be an energy efficient choice for Virginia homeowners. Here’s what affects your roof’s efficiency:
One easy way to ensure you’re not stuck with an inefficient roof is to choose a lighter color. Lighter colors will reflect light and the sun’s heat from the surface of the roof. Dark colors will absorb that light and could affect your heating and cooling bills. For example, a painted black roof will absorb considerably more heat than a lighter colored roof. Virginia’s mild winters make lighter colored roofing a smart choice because you’ll minimize your air conditioning bills for up to three seasons. The other key factor affecting your energy efficiency is to ensure your roof has the proper intake and exhaust ventilation. If you want a dark color: you may go with it. Just be sure you have proper insulation and ventilation in the attic.
Ventilation Plays A Key Role In Energy Efficient Metal Roofing.
Your home needs to be able to breathe. A properly ventilated attic allows excess heat to escape to minimize cooling costs. Here’s how to ensure you vent your roof properly:
- Intake Vent: The intake vent is where hot air from the attic starts its travel upwards to leave the house.
- Exhaust Vent: An exhaust vent moves air through the eaves and out the peak.
Ensuring your home has the appropriate insulation and venting system will improve the overall energy efficiency of your whole house.
The Proper Installation Is A Smart Investment.
When metal roofing is installed correctly, it’s almost always a smart investment in your home value and your energy bills. At Valley Roofing & Exteriors, we provide comprehensive estimates that account for all elements of your roofing, installation, and ventilation needs. Our experienced team walks you through the process so that you understand what we are doing and why we are doing it. Contact a member of our team to learn more.